Excursions for Secondary

Geography Stages 4 & 5

The aim of this excursion is for students to:

  • Understand how and why the Sydney Harbour environment is changing e.g. urban renewal
  • Understand the geographical issues affecting the Sydney Harbour environment and how they are being managed
  • Understand Australia in its regional and global context
  • Understand the relationship between communities, work and settlement

Geography (Stage 6)

The aim of this excursion is for students to:

  • Understand the changing nature, spatial patterns and interaction of ecosystems, urban places and economic activity
  • Evaluate the strategies and responses to these changes
  • Examine the impact of cultural integration and globalisation upon areas around the harbour
  • Examine the use of natural resources

History Stages 4 & 5

The aim of this excursion is for students to:

  • Understand Australian History from 1901 to present through examination of the Sydney Harbour area OR
  • Conduct a site study to gain an understanding of the context and manner in which the occupation of the Sydney Harbour area has changed over time

History Stage 5

The aim of this excursion is for students to:

Understand Australia’s involvement in the “Second World War 1939 – 1945′′ Students learn about the impact of the Second World War on Australian citizens with a particular emphasis on Sydney Harbour

Full day excursion includes a lunch stop at Garden Island where students can view the remains of one of the Japanese midget submarines that attacked Sydney Harbour during

the Second World War and the Boom Boat that first raised the alarm.

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Combination of Geography and History

Twentieth Century History to current day development make a unique combination excursion to analyse change over time. This combination is only available in a 4 hour (full

day) format

Visual Arts

  • Develop students’ visual awareness on our excursion ‘Where Water Meets Land’
  • Stimulate self expression through exploration of this physical environment. Lessons Afloat Art worksheet will contribute to students’ Visual Arts Process Diary
  • Stimulate critical and historical study. The excursion leader, using copies of original art works, guides students to see how other artists have responded to this

    unique environment over time

  • Combine the harbour cruise with a NSW Art Gallery Tour focussing on the above works
  • Teachers may develop their own worksheet and the experienced Lessons Afloat excursion leader will gear the commentary accordingly
  • Students should bring sketching/drawing materials, photography equipment etc on the excursion

Enquires and booking